'Brothers' or Others?: Propriety and Gender for Muslim Arab Sudanese in Egypt
Berghahn Books, 1. 3. 2008 - Počet stran: 204
Muslim Arab Sudanese in Cairo have played a fundamental role in Egyptian history and society during many centuries of close relations between Egypt and Sudan. Although the government and official press describes them as "brothers" in a united Nile Valley, recent political developments in Egypt have underscored the precarious legal status of Sudanese in Cairo. Neither citizens nor foreigners, they are in an uncertain position, created in part through an unusual ethnic discourse which does not draw principally on obvious characteristics of difference. This rich ethnographic study shows instead that Sudanese ethnic identity is created from deeply held social values, especially those concerning gender and propriety, shared by Sudanese and Egyptian communities. The resulting ethnic identity is ambiguous and flexible, allowing Sudanese to voice their frustrations and make claims for their own uniqueness while acknowledging the identity that they share with the dominant Egyptian community.
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As Boddy points out, ambiguity is inherent in social and physical thresholds (
Boddy 1989), and yet social categories, such as identity or propriety, are
subjectively invested with both an integrity and specific parameters. Waters (1990
) also ...
Boddy in particular links gender norms and the enactment of propriety with her
informants' 'firmly moral sense of identity' (Boddy 1989: 48). Her analysis of the
symbolic underpinnings of reproduction and human fertility as the framework of
The main expressions of this cultural logic, according to Boddy, are combined in
marriage, as a central framework for the production and reproduction of gender
ideologies. She writes that 'Hofrayati's world is suffused by gender: gender ...
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Chapter 5Muslim Arab Adab and Sudanese Ethnicity
Chapter 6A Sudanese Culture of Exile in Cairo
Chapter 7Gender Diaspora and Transformation
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